Etisalat by e& has collaborated with Huawei to complete the trial of 1.2Tbps/channel in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This achievement is a major industry milestone in driving down the cost per bit of telecommunications networks. The trial showcased the ability of fiber networks reaching the overall capacity of single fiber transmission up to 96Tbps.
The 1.2Tbps/channel technology will address etisalat by e&’s growing demand of capacity with the current new shift towards online digital behaviours, cloud-based business services, enhanced Home broadband and 5G services. Dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) is an optical fiber multiplexing technology that is used to increase the bandwidth of existing fiber networks.
This accomplishment is particularly significant in emphasising the promise to deliver the best–in–class and the most advanced robust network in UAE. Based on the 1.2Tbps/channel adoption, etisalat by e& optical network will be able to take a leap closer to attain an agile transmission network model that can rapidly adapt to external changes and respond to customer business requirements.
This trial leverages Huawei’s latest 1.2Tbps/channel optical module by using the second-generation channel-matched shaping (CMS) technology, including a series of advanced transmission algorithms such as Nyquist-shaping, Transmit pre-compensation and SOP (state of polarisation) tracking. The result of the trial demonstrated excellent transmission performance, while achieving optimal spectrum efficiency. Combined with Super C-band and Super L-band solution, it will provide the industry’s largest single-fiber capacity of 96Tbps.
Commenting on the deal, Marwan Bin Shakar, Senior Vice President, Access Network Development at etisalat by e&, said: “The successful trial of 1.2Tbps/channel with Huawei is a result of our continuous efforts to deliver enhanced customer experiences by pushing the boundaries of what is possible as a digital telco. This has resulted in etisalat by e& taking the lead in building one of the most advanced networks globally and using industry-leading technology to deliver superior network services to our customers across the UAE. With 1.2Tbps/channel solution, we are able to deliver more data by every wavelength, and build an optimal cost-per-bit optical network for a best-in-class customer experience. This trial will further strengthen our efforts in maximizing value for customers and bring positive change to their lives in the age of digitalisation.”
Victor Zhou, President of Huawei’s Transmission Network Domain, added: “We are glad to work with etisalat by e& to complete this 1.2Tbps/channel trial. We will continue to collaborate with etisalat by e& to achieve more innovations by Huawei ultra-high-speed OTN solution, and build a high-quality, reliable, and scalable transmission network, helping Etisalat by e& to achieve business success.”